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Paul Simms, a quiet, respectable attorney living with his wife and two daughters has his life turned upside down when his eldest daughter's new husband, Howie, takes up residence in the Simms' household which drives Paul to distraction.Written by
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When I found out that Antenna TV was going to rerun The Paul Lynde Show, which hasn't been seen since it was canceled in 1973, i watched a rerun on YouTube and last night on the aforementioned diginet and to me it was a funny sitcom that should have lasted longer than one season.
In its original run, the show ran against The Carol Burnett Show and Adam 12 before it was moved to Saturday nights opposite CBS's comedy lineup where it wilted in the ratings.
But to me, the best part of the show was the byplay between Lynde and his genius son-in-law Howie, played brilliantly by John Calvin. Poor Howie. He was so bright and he couldn't get a job to help support his wife, who was also Paul's oldest daughter Barbara. This reminded me of the confrontations between Archie and Mike on All in the Family.
As for the rest of the cast, Elizabeth Allen was supportive as Paul's wife Martha and Jane Actman who played Barbara and Pamelyn Ferdin as his youngest daughter Sally rounded out the cast. There were also episodes with Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara as Howie's parents. I did not see any episodes with them yet but they likely added a lot to the show, long before Stiller's portrayal of Arthur on The King of Queens.
One other cast note. Look for an early appearance by Anson Williams before he went on to play Potsie Webber on Happy Days.
Check out The Paul Lynde Show. It could be hilarious.
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